Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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ADVOCATION, n. Sc. law:

1. “Formerly the method by which cases from an inferior Court were brought before a superior Court, either for further procedure or that the judgment might be reviewed, was known as advocation; but appeal was substituted for advocation by the Court of Session Act, 1868.” (Encycl. of Laws of Scot. ed. Wark and Black, 1926, I. 389.) Sc. 1824 Scott Redgauntlet Letter xiii.:
Ye have omitted to speak a word of the . . . advocation of the Sheriff-Court process.

2. One of the older methods of bringing proceedings of inferior Courts in criminal matters under review; still competent but in practice obsolete. (See Encycl. above cited, I. 422.) (A.C.M.)

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